transportation improvements, the republican plan slashes funding for infrastructure improvements and eliminates the federal commitment to the washington metropolitan area of transit authority. where americans value clean air and water, the republican plan destroys the nation's long fought environmental protections. according to the organization, republicans for environmental protection, the republican plan represents an unprecedented assault on americans' environment. the republican plan defunds the landmark chesapeake bay restoration effort for example, a joint effort of localities, states, and federal government to protect and preserve america's largest estuary. that plan goes further and repeals long-standing clean water act health protections such as the ability to enact standards forars nix pollution, lead pollution, and acid rain drainage. the republican plan also repeals much of the clean air act, including e.p.a.'s ability to protect us from mercury pollution, soot, and greenhouse gaffes -- gases.